By Flo Higgins
Happy birthday Scorpio! Trust does not come easily to a Scorpio. Their intense nature gives them a strong feeling of mistrust. Their feeling of mistrust usually stems from intimate betrayal during their youth. Since they seldom forget a misdeed by others they still remember and want to avoid past pain.
So this fixed sign often tests people before allowing them into their inner circle of friends. So you can be sure if you are BFF with a Scorpio you have been checked out and are now trusted.
Scorpio have an intense mind; they seldom forget a wrong, even if they do nothing about it.
This water sign is also deeply emotional, but rarely shows it outside of an intimate circle of friends.
Once you have gained the trust and friendship of a Scorpio, unless you cross them, you have a lifelong friend.
People born this week: Pablo Picasso, Oct. 25, 1881; Hilary Rodham Clinton, Oct. 26, 1947; Dylan Thomas, Oct. 27, 1914; Bill Gates, Oct. 28, 1955; Kate Jackson, Oct. 29, 1947; Grace Slick, Oct. 30, 1939; Michael Landon, Oct. 31, 1936; and Jenny McCarthy, Nov. 1, 1972.
We are now in the Mercury retrograde period until Nov. 10 so avoid signing contracts, buying cars, houses and making promises you can’t keep. Why now? Mercury is the planet that rules our mind and when it is retro we are not thinking at our best. Starting anything new or signing papers during this time will bring problems, delays, deception and nonsense you can avoid if you just wait. After all, most of us understand that timing is an important part of success in any field.
Aries (March 21 to April 20) Life may seem to be moving fast now but fear not, it will slow down and all will be well. You can expect a cheerful message about a past relationship that could cause you to jump with joy. So don’t get caught up in the negative. If you can just wait, there is plenty to be happy about coming up.
Taurus (April 21 to May 20) You might want to sail through a few challenges with a smile because if you have been doing the necessary work, life is about to change for the better. Anything that has been bothering you should disappear. Don’t start anything new until Nov. 10. Then you can move forward with glee and expect success.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20) If you look at what is happening in your life now with a positive eye you will see it as a push in the right direction. When we need change but ignore it, remember we need a reason to move on. That is exactly what you got just days ago. A good reason to move on and don’t look back. It is over.
Cancer (June 21 to July 20) A past mistake could come back to haunt you, but if you take it seriously it will only last longer. The answer is to forget the entire matter. Sometimes we have to realize holding on to the past is not good. It is time to move forward and let the past be over. An old friend is looking for you. He wants to reconnect.
Leo (July 21 to Aug. 20) Keep your hidden agenda under raps or you could get caught and be very sorry. The best way to handle things now is to ignore your impulsive nature and get serious. It is time to take a rest from the drama and get down to serious business. We all have to let go of our imagination some time.
Virgo (Aug. 21 to Sept. 20) Helping a friend through a rough time is what you do best. So continue helping and you will find a financial and spiritual reward. A good pal is willing to help you move up the ladder of success, so take your chances and his advice. It will certainly pay off very well shortly.
Libra (Sept. 21 to Oct. 20) There is no better way to spend this week than meeting some new people and encouraging them to do better. Expect some sudden events that could change your life in a flash. You just won’t be able to avoid making some changes soon – but wait until mid-November before you sign on the dotted line.
Scorpio (Oct. 21 to Nov. 20) If you get out where the action is there is no way you can avoid meeting some new important people. Just don’t get serious. Make sure you go after exactly what it is you want, otherwise you will be disappointed in the outcome of your next projects both at work and socially.
Sagittarius (Nov. 21 to Dec. 20) Remember if you are an early Sagittarius you are dealing with Neptune. That means you sometimes see things from an upside down nature. To remedy that, tap into your spiritual philosophy and see life from the highest point of view. You will then feel much, much better about love.
Capricorn (Dec. 21 to Jan. 20) Dealing with power is a priority this week, but since Mercury is retrograde this is no time to act. Review and revise but don’t do anything that can’t be revised on Nov. 10. A new and attractive pal could open up your heart this week but go slow or be sorry. Best thing now is to to say and do little.
Aquarius (Jan. 21 to Feb. 20) Aquarians born in the beginning of February could be feeling the tang of Saturn right about now. Just remember it is not really time to break anything up and certainly not the time to start anything new. Just play life and relationships by ear and you will be safe. A quick text early next week could bring some cheer.
Pisces (Feb. 21 to March 20) Try a quick vacation to a favorite spot and you can be sure it will take on the aura of wonderland. Just sign no agreements and stay away from alcohol right now, it just won’t pay off. This can be an incredible time for you if you just relax and enjoy your daydreams.
Flo Higgins is an astrologer. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.